A strong cold front will push through western Kansas by early this afternoon. Extremely strong northerly winds will develop with sustained speeds of 35 to 45 MPH and gusts up to 60 MPH across southwest and portions of central Kansas. A High Wind Warning has been issued for much of southwest Kansas while a wind advisory is in effect for central Kansas. Blowing dust may occur this afternoon reducing visibilities. Rain will be possible across central and eastern portions of southwest Kansas late this afternoon with a potential switchover to snow this evening. Although snow amounts are expected to be generally less than one inch, strong north winds may cause periods of low visibility in blowing snow. Expect highs up into the 50s near the I-70 corridor by mid day with temperatures falling through the afternoon. Highs may reach the 60s in far southern portions of southwest and south central Kansas before the cold front moves through.
Today A chance of rain and snow, mainly after 4pm. Partly sunny, with a high near 55. Very windy, with a west southwest wind 9 to 14 mph becoming north northwest 27 to 37 mph. Winds could gust as high as 55 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.
Tonight A chance of rain and snow before 10pm, then a slight chance of snow between 10pm and 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 27. Very windy, with a north northwest wind 26 to 36 mph decreasing to 14 to 24 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 50 mph. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Wednesday Sunny, with a high near 50. Breezy, with a north northwest wind 14 to 21 mph.
Wednesday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 24. North northwest wind 7 to 10 mph becoming southwest after midnight.
Thursday Sunny, with a high near 66. West southwest wind 8 to 11 mph.
Thursday Night Mostly clear, with a low around 33.
Friday Sunny, with a high near 61.